Proverbs 17:1
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New International Version
Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife.

New Living Translation
Better a dry crust eaten in peace than a house filled with feasting--and conflict.

English Standard Version
Better is a dry morsel with quiet than a house full of feasting with strife.

New American Standard Bible
Better is a dry morsel and quietness with it Than a house full of feasting with strife.

King James Bible
Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Better a dry crust with peace than a house full of feasting with strife.

International Standard Version
Dry crumbs in peace are better than a full meal with strife.

NET Bible
Better is a dry crust of bread where there is quietness than a house full of feasting with strife.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Dry bread in quietness is better than a house full of the sacrifices of judgment.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Better a bite of dry bread [eaten] in peace than a family feast filled with strife.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Better is a dry morsel and quietness therewith, Than a house full of feasting with strife.

New American Standard 1977
Better is a dry morsel and quietness with it
            Than a house full of feasting with strife.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Better is a dry morsel in peace than the house of contention full of sacrifices for a feast.

King James 2000 Bible
Better is a dry morsel, with quietness, than a house full of sacrifices with strife.

American King James Version
Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.

American Standard Version
Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, Than a house full of feasting with strife.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Better is a dry morsel with joy, than a house full of victims with strife.

Darby Bible Translation
Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than a house full of feasting [with] strife.

English Revised Version
Better is a dry morsel and quietness therewith, than an house full of feasting with strife.

Webster's Bible Translation
Better is a dry morsel, and quietness with it, than a house full of sacrifices with strife.

World English Bible
Better is a dry morsel with quietness, than a house full of feasting with strife.

Young's Literal Translation
Better is a dry morsel, and rest with it, Than a house full of the sacrifices of strife.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
17:1 These words recommend family love and peace, as needful for the comfort of human life. 2. The wise servant is more deserving, and more likely to appear one of the family, than a profligate son. 3. God tries the heart by affliction. He thus has often shown the sin remaining in the heart of the believer.
Study Bible
Better a Dry Morsel with Quietness
1Better is a dry morsel and quietness with it Than a house full of feasting with strife. 2A servant who acts wisely will rule over a son who acts shamefully, And will share in the inheritance among brothers.…
Cross References
Proverbs 15:17
Better is a dish of vegetables where love is Than a fattened ox served with hatred.

Proverbs 17:2
A servant who acts wisely will rule over a son who acts shamefully, And will share in the inheritance among brothers.
Treasury of Scripture

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